Zak Ruvalcaba has been researching, designing, and developing for the Web since 1995. He holds a bachelor's degree from San Diego State University and a Master of Science in Instructional Technology from National University in San Diego. He served as Creative Director with EPIC Solutions until 1998. His expertise in developing Web applications led him to a position as Manager of Web Development at SkyDesk, Inc., where he developed Web solutions for such companies as Gateway, HP, Toshiba, IBM, Intuit, Peachtree, Dell, Covad Communications, and Microsoft. He has worked at ADCS Inc. and Wireless Knowledge as a software engineer, developing .NET solutions for Mellon Financial, Goldman Sachs, TV Guide, Healthbanks, The Gartner Group, and Commerce One.
Aside from teaching and holding design lectures on various technologies and tools, including Dreamweaver MX, Flash MX, and ASP.NET for the San Diego Community College District, Zak Ruvalcaba is the author of the 10 Minute Guide to Dreamweaver 4 by Que Publishing, and is a Macromedia Certified Professional.